145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT, 06853
Phone: 203-866-2744 | Email: rowart@snet.net

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm (Closed Jan-Mar)
Monday Closed

Welcome to RAC's Gallery

We’re open 6 days a week (the gallery is closed on Monday) and admission is free.

Drop by our light, airy first-floor gallery to explore stimulating high-quality art that changes each month.

  • Stroll around or have a seat on our comfortable benches and reflect on the artwork.
  • Bring lunch to enjoy on our deck overlooking the scenic Five Mile River.
  • Meet our artists and other art lovers during the free reception for each exhibit and show.

During the course of a year we display diverse woOrks in all media – acrylic, computer art, drawings, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, prints, sculpture and watercolor.

Our goal is to provide maximum exposure for the talents of RAC members. Six exhibitions include 40-80 works exclusively by RAC exhibiting members … all members and the public have the opportunity to be juried into three other exhibits … and the first exhibit each year features artwork by RAC instructors and students.

PORTSIDE SHOW RECEPTION:
"Enduring Art: Tom Glover"
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 ... 2:00-4:00 pm
free

NEXT EXHIBITION RECEPTION:
"Composition" (juried, all media)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 ... 4:00-6:00 pm
free

Current Exhibition:

Abstraction Exhibit

through September 28

Artwork in all media by 49 artists is featured is this exhibit. Best in Show was awarded to Kindall Klingbeil for her mixed media artwork "Shimmering Grasses." Click for names of all winners in each category.

Judge: Elise Black
Historically, many consider the years between 1912- 25 and 1947-1970 to be the golden age of abstract art ... but abstract art is clearly alive and well, as illustrated by what continues to be featured at galleries, auction houses and art fairs around the world. In many respects it has risen to greater heights with the tools that technology has presented to us.

Abstract art allows the artist to express that which is less tangible, employing the use of color, shape, composition, brushstrokes and various techniques and media to convey emotions and impressions, as well as social, political and spiritual concerns of the day. 

Inspiration is often derived from nature, anatomy, architecture and man-made symbols, as impressively depicted here at the Rowayton Arts Center. It was a pleasure and an honor to view the many representations of abstract art included in the exhibition.